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Take action and create forever families during National Foster Care Awareness Month

More than 23,000 kids age out of foster care each year.


College Dreams

70% of foster kids would like to go to college


College Degrees

Only 3% of kids who age out will earn a college degree


Teen Pregnancy

7 in 10 girls who age out will come pregnant before age 21


Incarceration Rates

60% of boys who age out have been convicted of a crime


Substance Abuse

1 in 2 kids who age out will develop a substance dependence


Waiting in the System

32% of children who reach 18 in foster care were waiting in the system for than 3 years.

It doesn't have to be this way!

You can change this future by believing that every kid deserves family. 

Join us all month to celebrate families, advocate for youth, and come together to fulfill on our mission to ensure every child find a loving forever family.

Transform the life of a kid waiting in foster care!  

Every dollar counts. Just like every kid counts. 

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 11  and Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 PM

Introduction to You Gotta Believe Virtual Session

If you have ever wondered what it means to adopt from foster care, how the parent training process works, or what makes YGB different from other organizations, this session is for you.

Register here

Tuesday, May 17 at 8 pm 

Charter Communications presents Stars in the House to benefit YGB

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley present a virtual musical event to shine a light on the urgent need to find families for older kids in foster care!

Learn more and register here.

All Month Long

Invite your network to give the of family!

We are asking all YGB fans to help raise support and awareness for older foster youth who need families! Join us and help connect families by hosting an online fundraiser.

Contact Meghan Wood to get started

All Month Long!

Advocate for families for every foster youth with us 

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter for tools and tips to help you take action and help find loving, permanent families for older kids in foster care! 

Donate to transform the life of a kid waiting in foster care!

Every dollar counts. Just like every kid counts.

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